Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
23 December, 2019

This week: 5 ways virtual reality is impacting medicine - How health professionals can tackle climate change - Working Christmas in a neonatal ward - and more.

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Health sector unites to urge govt action on bushfire smoke

In a united front, 28 health and medical groups have released a joint statement urging the federal and NSW governments to respond to the public health emergency in NSW created by the ongoing air pollution from bushfire smoke. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

Research shows need for earlier breast cancer detection

Young Australian females are almost twice as likely to have advanced breast cancer, rather than localised disease, at diagnosis. Such were the findings of a new study, published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. - racgp.org.au

 

5 ways virtual reality is impacting medicine

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a prominent force in the healthcare industry, with the VR market in medicine is expected to grow to $3.8 billion by 2020, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts. - docwirenews.com

 

5 ways health professionals can tackle climate change

A recent Lancet Report (Watts et al. 2018) warned, “the nature and scale of the response to climate change will be the determining factor in shaping the health of nations for centuries to come”. - anmj.org.au

 

Working Christmas in a neonatal ward

Presents, holidays and spending time with family; these are just some of the things we think of when it comes to celebrating Christmas. However, whilst a large portion of the country is putting their feet up and relaxing, nurses across Australia will be on the front-line ensuring patients receive vital health care services. - acn.edu.au

 

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